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WD WDBU6Y0040BBK-WESN 4TB Elements USB 3.0 High-Capacity Portable Hard Drive for Windows

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  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • Fast data transfers
  • Improve PC performance
  • High capacity
  • Formatted NTFS for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7
  • 2-Year manufacturer's limited warranty

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  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
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Learn more about the Western Digital WDBU6Y0040BBK-WESN

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great product, just plug in and start using. 6/4/2020 2:20:13 PM

Pros: It may be a small compact item, but it works great and holds everything. I love that it is small and I can't easily take it anywhere I need to and it doesn't take up much room when on the desk.

Overall Review: I would recommend this one for anyone who needs a great option for backing up files or even an entire computer.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
My go to portable drive 6/3/2020 1:11:23 PM

Pros: - Reasonably priced
- Quiet
- Well made
- USB 3
- Black
- Auto spin-down by default

Cons: - Elements lack SMART
- No Linux tools

Overall Review: This is my go to drive for backups. I could care less about SMART since I use them in pairs for backup with ZFS + LUKS in Ubuntu, and consider them to be disposable. Out of the dozen or so I have, I have only had 1 fail. Highly recommend!

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
My newest USB Stick ;-) 6/3/2020 9:59:38 AM

Pros: reliable
good price
easy to use

Cons: I need more space!!!!! bought 2 ;-)

Overall Review: Good product! I have replace all my USB sticks with these. Never had a problem.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Dead after 1-1/2 months 6/1/2020 12:03:49 AM

Pros: Compact size, quiet, bus powered

Cons: Poor quality, miserably short lifespan

Overall Review: This drive worked reasonably well for 45 days to store backups from a laptop. And then it's inaccessible with a constantly flashing status light. Definitely not a quality item.

Would not recommend...ever.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi Joseph B. ,

We regret to hear about your user experience with WD Elements Portable External Hard Drive and thank you for taking the time to bring this matter to our attention. There can a few causes due to which the drive has stopped working. Such causes include the faulty USB port of the drive or the computer, faulty USB cable of the drive or the drive itself may not be getting enough power to spin up and register on the computer to show up. Unsafe ejection of the drive during any read or write operation can also result in the corruption of the drive's partition. Please refer to the following link to know more.

"Windows or macOS Cannot Find My Drive":
https://support-en.wd.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12455

If the drive gets detected by the computer, best practice is to run the extended test on the drive using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows or First Aid using Disk Utility on Mac computer. Please refer to the links mentioned below and follow the instructions to perform an extended test using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics or First Aid using Disk Utility on Mac.

"Testing a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows":
https://support-en.wd.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6226

"How to test a drive for defects or problems on a Mac":
https://support-en.wd.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/14800

If the test result is inconclusive or failed, you can create an RMA through the WD support website and replace the drive, if it is under warranty.

"How to Get an RMA to Replace a Defective Product, Obtain a Power Supply, or USB Cable for a WD Product":
https://support-en.wd.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10336

We would like to work with you directly to help discover the root cause of the drive's abnormal behavior. This way, we can provide the best possible resolution and improve your experience with Western Digital. Please contact us via the phone provided below. We'd be happy to help.

Need Help? Please see our "'Contact Us" page for information
Anonymous
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Product is up to the job 5/31/2020 7:53:13 AM

Overall Review: Really like the small footprint and that it does not need external power, so fewer cables cluttering the desktop. The 2TB drive has plenty of storage to handle 10 days of backups from my desktop drive. The drive is ultra quiet. Only desire would be to have the access light on the front of the unit versus the back where it cannot be seen. FYI this drive is being used on a Linux system and is plug-and-play. No special setup, drivers, etc. required to use it.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
I am really enjoying this hard drive 5/30/2020 2:42:38 PM

Pros: I have been taking all my data/music/pictures and putting it on the external hard drive as I now have both a desk top (working from home) and a new laptop. This drive is fast and moves very easily between the two computers and allows me to use my data between the two computers as I do not use the cloud. So far I have only used a half a TB. I have used WD hard drives for many years and have never had a problem with them.

Overall Review: Awesome hard drive

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Small & Quick 5/28/2020 3:18:26 PM

Overall Review: The drive is small in size (barely larger than a deck of playing cards) but transfers data fairly fast.

Solid value for the price.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Exactly as expected 5/27/2020 6:09:20 PM

Pros: Big enough and then some, to back up data off my laptops

Overall Review: Happy and it works as intended

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